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Patrick McKendry: British and Irish Lions performance a damp squib - New Zealand Herald

The fireworks which lit up the crisp Whangarei air high above Toll Stadium before this extraordinary match kicked off had little on the collisions against the famous visitors by the players from the second tier of the game here or the shining star ...and more »

Opening game of British and Irish Lions tour in Whangarei sold out - New Zealand Herald

Scaffolders David Junior Makikiriti, left, and Sam Leohan installing a temporary grandstand recently at Toll Stadium, Whangarei, in preparation for tonight's game. Photo/John Stone. Ben Hill. By: Ben Hill. Reporter, NZ Herald. ...and more »

Rugby: NZ Provincial Barbarians preparing for game of their lives - New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Provincial Barbarians 1st-five Bryn Gatland during the Captains Run. Photo / Brett Phibbs. Patrick McKendry. By: Patrick McKendry. Sports writer. @patmck6. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter ...and more »

Warren Gatland: I won't do a Graham Henry and divide Lions squad - New Zealand Herald

Lions coach Warren Gatland has spoken of compatriot Graham Henry's error during his own time in charge of the famous tourists in 2001 when Henry quickly made it obvious what his preferred test side was. Henry himself has admitted of making mistakes on ...and more »

Rugby: New Zealand Provincial Barbarians name side to take on Lions - New Zealand Herald

Matt Matich will come off the bench for the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians. Photo / Photosport. By: Andrew Johnsen. Andrew Johnsen is the Northern Advocate sports editor. northernadvocat. Share via email Share on Facebook ...and more »

Rugby: Tests against All Blacks to take priority for Lions - Sam Warburton - New Zealand Herald

Sam Warburton has no doubt about the priority of his British and Irish Lions team. It is to win the test series at all costs, even if that means dropping mid-week matches. It's an attitude that probably won't surprise many given the toughness of this ...and more »

Lions Tour: Goodhue, Matich named in Provincial Barbarians side to face Lions - New Zealand Herald

Northland lock Josh Goodhue will start for the NZ Provincial Barbarians against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday night. Here he is with Kamo Intermediate students. Photo/John Stone. By: Andrew Johnsen. Andrew Johnsen is the Northern Advocate ...and more »

Jetlagged British and Irish Lions will improve after narrow opening win - Gatland - BBC Sport

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland says jetlag was a factor in his side's lethargic display against the Provincial Barbarians. After only arriving in New Zealand on Wednesday, the Lions laboured to a 13-7 victory in Whangarei. "We are ...and more »

New Zealand beer wins over Irish fans with brilliant dig at Chicago win - Irish Independent

British & Irish Lions supporters celebrate during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and 1 British & Irish Lions supporters celebrate during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish ...and more »

Lions welcomed onto Te Tii Marae at Waitangi with powhiri - Newshub

Fresh from Saturday night's narrow win over the Barbarians, the Lions were given a spectacular welcome at Waitangi on Sunday morning. It was the biggest powhiri at the Treaty ground in almost 30 years, with around 500 Māori warriors performing a fierce ...and more »